pana

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pana in sitelen pona
pana in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈpa.na/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥌 U+F194C

pana is a core content word relating to giving and emitting.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The etymology of the word pana is unclear. Possibilities include Finnish panna, meaning "to put, to set", and Swahili pana "to give to each other".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of pana includes the act or an instance of giving and emitting. In their essay, lipamanka defines the semantic space of pana as "contain[ing] all acts that set objects in motion".[2]

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines pana as:

VERB  to give, send, emit, provide, put, release

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as pana:[3]

give5, put5, deliver5, grant5, delivery5, send4, submit4, provide4, transfer4, distribute4, distribution3, donate3, appoint3, contribute3, output3, given3, publishing3, yield3, share3, offering3, assign3, deploy3, deposit3, convey3, offer2, input2, emission2, lend2, supply2, release2, pour2, publish2, provision2, gift2, export2, shared2, serve2, spend2, spread2, attach2, administer2, devote2, serving2, donation2, contribution2, added2, post2, toss2, apply2, transmission2, present2, bring2, add2, install2, show2, introduce2, dedicate2, exhibit2, insert2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for pana (󱥌) is derived from the hand radical (luka) and emitters.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Moniz, C. Ryan (jan inwin); van Der Meulen, Spencer H. (jan Pensa); lipamanka. (8 October 2020). "nimi ale pona (2nd ed.)". Google Docs.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary". lipamanka.gay.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 314.

Further reading[edit | edit source]